Repointing is a common maintenance task used to improve the longevity of mortar joints on outdoor fireplaces, chimneys, pathways, and retaining walls. It prevents water from penetrating through your brickwork and repairs broken, deteriorated, or cracked mortar. If you've noticed that your mortar has begun to crumble or erode, or if several hairline cracks within your mortar are visible, then our repointing services are for you. Our technicians are trained in removing defective mortar and preparing joints for proper repointing techniques.
All masonry chimneys require maintenance or repairs at some point. Harsh weather conditions and excessive rainfall can damage the mortar on the joints in between your brickwork. If left unchecked, this damage can drastically diminish your chimney's overall longevity. While bricks can last for a century or even longer, mortar typically only lasts for 20 to 30 years. A cost-effective way to repair mortar joints is tuckpointing, which involves a process of grinding or removing the old mortar and replacing it with a new layer of fresh material. At The Chimney Doctor, we can precisely match your existing color, and our tuckpointing service will prevent further erosion and improve the stability of your brickwork.